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No cheaper milk in sight

Fonterra A big cut to Fonterra's milk price forecast is unlikely to make it to your supermarket trolley. | Milk money drying up

Whirr of warm air fends off frost

Frost sprinklers At least 10 helicopters have rumbled around Marlborough protecting vineyards from frost damage.

Caught in the act

Te Moana Gorge cattle ECan is investigating cattle grazing in Te Moana Gorge, near Geraldine, after photographic evidence emerged.

Swede feed weighed up

Sheep feed on swede. Sheep farmers weighing up whether to grow HT swedes again after an increase in breeding ewe losses on the crop this winter.

Froth comes off farm spending

milk Rural firms are already seeing a fall in spending, and a bigger drop is expected after Fonterra cut its forecast payout.

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Can NZ feed the world?

Massey University's Professor of Dairy Production Systems Danny Donaghy. NZ can play a key role in feeding the world, but it won't be through growing and exporting more.

Milking her dream job

Rediscovering a memento of her childhood takes Louise Giltrap back to the calf that sparked a dream.

Tech take up slow

Rural Kiwis getting raw deal

Confidence takes a hit

Dairy cows. Farmer confidence is shaky because of plunging dairy prices.

Dairy drop 'catastrophic'

Farmers and the wider agricultural industry are bracing for another deep cut to this season's dairy forecast.

Synlait widens export base

Payout cut looms

No cheaper milk in sight

A big cut to Fonterra's milk price forecast is unlikely to make it to your supermarket trolley. | Milk money drying up

Beef prices tipped to rise

roast beef Beef steer prices are heading for a record high, while lamb, dairy, and grains prices remain flat.

Links with the land

A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.

Striving for the best

Filled with bulls

Demand boosts bull sales

Prices are up at most of the on-farm bulls sales occurring around the Waikato.

Swede feed weighed up

Sheep feed on swede. Sheep farmers weighing up whether to grow HT swedes again after an increase in breeding ewe losses on the crop this winter.

Pre-lamb squeeze tough on shearers

A ''concertina-ing'' of prelamb shearing is putting pressure on contractors, shearer says.

Robotic sheepdog idea rejected

Shrek fleeced of record

No shoddy handling in NZ

Kiwi shearer says NZ wool industry needs to show its humane treatment of sheep after mistreatment footage emerges overseas.

Farmer's hand minced in machine

St John's Ambulance Man yelled for help for 90 minutes before managing to text a friend after getting caught in wheat auger.

Wine subsidies outrage

New Zealand wine companies are ratcheting up their use of an Australian government rebate.

Stopping the rot

Yachts targeted in fruit fly fight

Whirr of warm air fends off frost

At least 10 helicopters have rumbled around Marlborough protecting vineyards from frost damage.

Caught in the act

Te Moana Gorge cattle ECan is investigating cattle grazing in Te Moana Gorge, near Geraldine, after photographic evidence emerged.

'Fighting fund' to dispute rentals

Flock Hill Station pools cash to dispute "fair rent" for University of Canterbury pastoral leases.

Water rules 'punish farmers'

Alpaca pioneers take step back

Froth comes off farm spending

Rural firms are already seeing a fall in spending, and a bigger drop is expected after Fonterra cut its forecast payout.

Time to plan beyond forced births

calf Forced births (inductions) will not be allowed from spring next year and farmers are being advised to start taking action now.

Common sense required

Stock on roads can result in tragedy if the risk is not taken seriously.

An extra week to end it all?

Plantain guru casts light on system

Cute and cuddly killers?

Health board warns allowing children to frolic with baby spring animals could lead them to contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.